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LaDonna Harris was inducted into the Justice category in 2010.

My Story

Commander LaDonna Harris, a valued member of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office for 30 years, is the first African American female in the organization to attain the position of Division Commander. She is a devoted mentor to younger female law enforcement officers and an accomplished instructor at the Sheriff's Office Regional Academy. Commander Harris is also a champion of programs supporting the successful re-entry of inmates into the community. She has risen to the highest ranks of law enforcement - a field long dominated by men - by abiding by her credo of "doing the right thing for the right reason.